15 Jan Can Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) services move your goods over long distances?
For companies that frequently have to ship goods, it is important to have a transportation service that can get them to their customers, whether nearby or far away.
In response to this need, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) is very often used to deliver products over short distances, but is it a good option for long distance shipments?
What is Less-Than-Truckload (LTL)?
Less-Than-Truckload or LTL transportation refers to shipments that are not large enough to occupy the entire space of a truck.
Why consider Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) to move your goods?
LTL transport offers several advantages when transporting small volume shipments such as a transport pallet.
Companies that choose this type of service are mainly interested in the many economic benefits it offers. Less-Than-Truckload transport is indeed quite economical, as the costs generated by long-distance transport (driver, fuel, etc.) are shared by all shippers whose goods travel in the same vehicle. As for the truck load, each company only pays for the weight of its own merchandise, which ensures fair pricing for all!
In addition, LTL transportation enables companies that choose it to reduce their environmental footprint. In fact, it reduces the number of partially filled trucks on the road by ensuring that they contain a sufficient load before they hit the road. In short, it’s a bit like encouraging carpooling… of goods.
What to check before choosing your LTL carrier for long distance deliveries
Considering LTL transport for long-distance transport of goods sometimes raises some questions about how the logistics and operation of this system work.
You might also wonder about the likelihood of your merchandise being delivered to the wrong place or worse, misplaced, especially for your international shipments. This can indeed be a problem with some carriers. However, some transport services offer the ability to track your goods in real time to ensure that your shipment arrives at the right place!
Econo Nord guarantees fast and safe LTL transportation
In short, Less-Than-Truckload transport is certainly possible and even encouraged for long-distance deliveries. When you choose Econo Nord as your carrier, you are guaranteed to benefit from all the advantages of LTL transportation, while avoiding many inconveniences!